Transform Insecticide Granted Emergency Exemption

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Department of Agriculture announced that Transform insecticide has been granted a Section 18 for sugarcane aphid in forage and grain sorghum for 2016. A Section 18 is an emergency exemption allowing use of a pesticide on a specific crop for the management of a specific insect. The availability of Transform gives growers a second tool in their arsenal against the sugarcane aphid.  Sivanto is another insecticide that may be used on sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum. It may cost a little more than Transform, but there is data indicating it may last a little longer.



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